A hydraulic lift allows various components to be raised and/or lowered to various heights for a specific application or process.
- The lift needs to be operated by authorized professionals in the use of hydraulic lifts and the positioning vehicles on lifts.
- The "dead stick" type controls should return to the neutral or "off" position when released.
- The hydraulic pressure should never exceed the recommended level.
- The controls & equipments, pistons for dirt, damage and other abnormal conditions need to be regularly inspected.
- The packing nuts and surface bolts around cylinders on hydraulic hoists should be checked.
- The the hoist should be lubricated and checked for the tightness of fasteners.
- The bent arms, cracks in welds or wear should be checked and damaged parts replaced with the recommended ones.
- The lift area needs to be clean and free of oil, tools, equipment, hoses, wires, etc.
- The weight of the vehicle should not exceed the lift capacity.
- The lift should not be used if it raises very quickly, jerks or jumps when raised, slowly rises, either when in use or when not in use, comes down very slowly, blows oil out of the exhaust line or leaks oil at connections.